KisStartup representative participates in the Newton Foundation's LIF7 program

From February 1, 2021 to the end of 2021, the representative of KisStartup, Ms. Nguyen Dang Tuan Minh, will participate in the program "NEWTON FUND’S LEADERS IN INNOVATION FELLOWSHIPS PROGRAMME " (LIF) in Vietnam, which has supported the above 70 researchers in their path to bringing research products from the laboratory to the market.

The LIF7 program is co-implemented by the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) with the Royal British Academy of Technology. LIF6 includes training on research commercialization, experience sharing and networking activities in Vietnam, and a 2-week training course from March 9-20, 2020 in the UK.

The program consists of three components: Capacity Building, Research and Transfer. In Vietnam, the British Council is currently working with Vietnamese government funding agencies and organizations to implement the Capacity Building component to facilitate international cooperation and professional development. individuals and research organizations in Vietnam's development priority fields such as:

Health and life sciences
Environment and energy
Future city
Digital technology, innovation and creativity
Within the framework of the program, KisStartup targets accompanying and developing a program to support capacity building and commercialization of products and services from research results of researchers from institutes and schools. Hoping to develop the first version of the Vietnam Commercialization Acceleration Program in 2021, we believe that the KisStartup representative participating in the program will help us gain the necessary skills, experience and network. to contribute more effectively to the Vietnamese startup ecosystem, especially the commercialization of research results from institutes and schools.



Intensive training for business model innovation for agricultural products through online marketing

On 19.05.2020 KisStartup officially ended 05 days of intensive training on Innovation in Business Model with Online Marketing with 08 cooperatives across the country in the support program of non-profit organization of Agriterra. The class was organized online to create favorable conditions in terms of time and cost for the cooperatives.

During 05 days of intensive training and practice, cooperatives have the opportunity to learn about their business models and simultaneously approach Online Marketing from the most basic understanding and step by step transform their business model from traditional sales model to the mixed model of online and offline channels.

After 5 days of intensive training and continuous practice, cooperatives have achieved remarkable results through testing Online Marketing via Facebook. Thanks to the relentless efforts of members of the cooperative group, after the training session 03 there have been very significant results. For example, there are cooperatives who have received orders for up to 02 tons of coffee after 3 days training. 

At the end of the intensive training, cooperatives will meet 1: 1 with KisStartup to work out the action plan and KPIs implemented in the next 06 months with the goal of promoting Online Marketing to increase sales.

After the 5-session course, KisStartup is committed to continuing to support the cooperatives in 01 month. In addition, the most hard-working cooperative was also given a ticket to join the NETA batch 2 Internship & Recruitment Alliance 2. In June 2020, after studying and the online channels and customer database in way, the cooperative that receives the award will receive trainees to support and strengthen the Online Marketing part of its cooperative.


Introduction of Center for Food & Beverage Innovation


Center for Food and Beverage Innovation (CFBI) is powered by Restaurant Association Vietnam in partnership with KisStartup as a key operation partner. With a smooth combination of a strong network of food and beverage suppliers, restaurants, and investors with years of experience in innovation, CFBI offers food and beverage-related projects, startups, and existing enterprises a unique resource to accelerate their companies. The CFBI will be officially launched at Asia Food & Beverage Summit 2020 in HCMC this year with series of exciting activities. 





  • Seek and nurture food and beverage-related innovative projects, startups, and existing enterprises that are rooted in the Asian region and dedicated to making their community a better world. 

  • Connect food and beverage-related innovative projects, startups, and existing enterprises to essential resources and network 


  • Mentors

  • Experienced Advisors in Intellectual Property, Accounting, and etc. 

  • Innovation Coaches 

  • Business Matching between startups and investors, enterprises, suppliers, corporates

  • Events

FOCUS 2020

In 2020, CFBI centers its focus on: 

  • PARTNERSHIP:  As we all understand, we can not commit to our mission alone. This year, we aim to collaborate with universities, associations, corporates and supporting organizations at the local and international levels. 

  • INCUBATION & ACCELERATION: As part of CFBI, we are eager to seek potential projects for our Incubation and Acceleration Program 2020 which is the first-of-its-kind program for projects in food and beverage industry in Vietnam

    To be qualified for CFBI Incubator and Accelerator, you have to: 

    • Be a food and/or beverage-related project/startup/existing enterprises
    • Have a team with at least two people 
    • Seek for funds or scale-up
  • CONNECTION: After years of experience in business and investment matching, at CFBI, we continue to act as a trustworthy connector between innovative projects and corporates, suppliers, and investors who are keen on partnering with and/or invest in creative food/beverage-related solutions. Business and investment matching sessions are going to be organized throughout the year, ending with DEMO DAY where showcase innovative F&B solutions. 


For any inquiries, feel free to contact us via: 


Mobile: +84.978.137.894 (Thao) 


KisStartup as Advisory Partner for Vintech City's Seeding your Ideas contest


On December 3, 2019, KisStartup assisted Vintech City in selecting and training projects within Vintech City's competition for university students as a part of Techfest 2019 in Quang Ninh.

The competition aims to find potential projects that need specialized support and resources to develop. Those projects came from universities that won support from Vintech City and other ones. As an Advisory partner, KisStartup helped the students redefine the business model, analyze the current state of the product and help you participate in pitching and interacting with the judges in the Q&A session.

Projects driven by scientific researches done by students, new models proved that innovation that comes from scientific research needs to be further strengthened.



SME Mentoring 1on1 Hanoi: Season 2018 - 2019 in Review - Gala Dinner

On December 29, 2020, SME Mentoring 1on1 Hanoi operated by KisStartup organized Gala Diner to goodbye Year 2019. We would like to sincerely thank everyone for an emotional and wonderful evening. Thank you, Mai Pham and Huong Thao for your hard work for an interesting evening. Thank you for sharing and / or sending affection to the program.

Thanks to the special sponsors, the Nguyen Hong Oanh and Nguyen Tuan Linh, for the event.

Thanks to the beautiful voice of the mentee Hà Minh - Ha noi ngay tro ve

Thanks to the sincere sharing of all mentor-mentee. Thanks to a gift from Nguyen Phuong Lan 2 years ago, a mentee of the program, the book The Go-Giver, is a message of the program. We hope the mentees will find something useful in the book. Give-and-take is creating new and better values ​​together. Thank you, everyone, for everything.

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Join Internship & Recruitment Alliance with KisStartup

 In 2019, KisStartup cooperated with the University of Salento in Italy (Università del Salento) in bringing graduate students majoring in innovation and entrepreneurship to intern at KisStartup. The first trainee went through an internship at 3 startups.

Within the framework of the activity, trainees will be introduced through various innovative start-up models in Vietnam, from which they will learn about the model and support start-up groups in some areas such as international marketing and networking.

During the past 3 years, KisStartup has tested and developed trainee models at creative startups. These activities have received support from businesses and students. We hope to bring this program to a higher level. 

Neta_Internship Planet, initiated by KisStartup in 2020, will promote effective networking of startups, universities, and job markets in the near future.

Innovation Mindset & Tools Training for Students from Hanoi University of Industry - HaUI


Innovation Mindset & Tools at Hanoi University of Industry is part of a cooperation program between the Youth Union of Hanoi University of Industry (SIP HAUI Club) and VinTech city. In this program, KisStartup acts as a professional training unit for not only students who have a startup project or idea but also teachers in the school with the desire to create core lecturers who can sponsor, support and directly supervise ideas or projects coming out of Hanoi University of Industry.

The intensive training program took place in 04 sessions and ended in the afternoon on November 17, 2019. The end of this training program is the opening of the next 03 months of support for the 05 most potential projects selected under the direct supervision of the source lecturer and KisStartup.

KisStartup hopes this is the beginning of the university's journey in fostering innovation and strong support for the students themselves.

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#Innovation_Training #Innovation #Universities 




SME Mentoring 1on1 Hanoi: 4 Years in Review


60 is not a big number, but it is a great number compared to the first 8 mentor-mentee of December 2015 when the SME Mentoring program started in Hanoi. As people are welcoming 2020, a new decade, a community becomes more and more mature and bring true values to mentors and mentees after 4 years of operation.

The founders who participated in the program, the youngest one is 21 years old while the oldest one is 72 years old, shared the joy of belonging to a community that brings values, continuous learning and mutual support.


We have nurtured our community by faith, a positive attitude, above all an open mindset. SME mentoring 1on1 Hanoi cannot exist as it is today without early mentors like Ms. Giang Do, Ms. Diem Anh, and Ms. Huyen Nga, and veteran mentees who would not accept mentors and their relationships will probably last a lifetime, through all highs and lows. Sincere thanks to Mr. Ted Nuyen - the inspirer and instructor, thank Tran Thanh Tung, Kha Vinh enthusiastically for sharing new experiences and perspectives, and especially mentor Phan Dinh Tuan Anh who accompanies SME Mentoring Hanoi.

The model of SME Mentoring 1on1 is initially being replicated in Northern universities.

This year all mentors and mentors of the program received a special gift, which is the book The Go-Giver by Bob Burg & John David Mann. In the book, there is an interesting saying, dedicated to mentor-mentee as a sincere thanks, wish everyone a new year of health, success and new discoveries.

“... even if you do not hold a traditional leadership position, does not mean that you are not in a position to influence others, to inspire and empower others. , to catalyze the greatness of others, to promote their success, to lift them up. In other words, it is to give away leadership, and in doing so it "pokes" the whole world in a positive way”.


Introduction of Business Model Innovation using IoT applications in Vietnam

The book published in 2019 is a result of gathering 10 case studies on business model innovation using IoT applications in Vietnam. 7 out of 10 case studies were conducted by researchers from KisStartup's research team in collaboration with lecturers and researchers of Ton Duc Thang University. The book was published as part of Silicon Valley Asia project, funded by the Government of Taiwan.

Case 1: IoT application in Smart energy in Smart cities – from idea to practice
Author(s)     Minh Nguyen Dang Tuan1, Thi Minh Ly Pham2, Nhan Nguyen Thanh
Case 2: IoT in hotel management – a local approach to empower managers in decision making
Author (s)    Pham Thanh Hang, Pham Thi Minh Ly
Case 3: Smart-home and its impact on real estate industry
Author (s)    Nguyen Dang Tuan Minh, Pham Thi Minh Ly, Nha Le Duc
Case 4: IoT application in child education– how it is changing the way children learn
Author (s)    Nguyen Thi Hanh
Case 5: IoT in agriculture – facing the scalability challenge    
Author (s)    Nguyen Hoang Giang 
Case 6: IoT in health care – a transformational challenge for startups in the field
Author (s)    Nguyen Dang Tuan Minh
Case 7: IoT and Big Data for Smart City Route optimization with big data and the support of existing IoT platform 
Author (s)    Long Nam Pham, Dang Tuan Minh Nguyen, Minh Tuan Phung


KisStartup to cooperate with Minh Tri Startup Fund

On November 18, 2019, KisStartup officially signed a cooperation agreement with Minh Tri Startup Youth Fund. Through this, KisStartup and the Minh Tri Startup Youth Fund will cooperate to either finance or sponsor the business projects of young people living or working in Cau Giay District. The collaboration aims to support projects with innovative business models located in the area and focusing on agriculture or service sectors.

In this role, KisStartup will assist in reviewing, selecting and connecting startup projects according to the criteria set out for the Minh Tri Startup Youth Fund . At the same time, KisStartup will help foster skills and capability in operation for the fund's staff, coordinate with partners to supervise projects when financial and / or investment support is received.

Forms of the Minh Tri Startup Youth Fund in Cau Giay District include:

• Financial support at a maximum of USD 2500

• Invest in implemented projects, have revenue, manage costs and are in need of capital to complete and develop. The total investment capital is from USD 5000 to USD 10000.


About the Minh Tri Startup Youth Fund:

Minh Tri Fund was established under Decision No. 4656 / QD-UBND dated August 26, 2016 of the Hanoi People's Committee on the establishment and recognition of the Charter of Minh Tri Startup Youth Fund in Cau Giay District, Ho Chi Minh City. Hanoi. With the principle and purpose of operation is a social fund, Minh Tri Fund was born to encourage, encourage and provide financial support for ideas, production and business projects of youth (from 16 to 35 age) or youth organizations within Cau Giay District (Hanoi City).

See more information about the Minh Tri Startup Youth Fund at:


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